January 5, 2021
Construction and construction materials firm Granite announced Monday that its new Solari Aggregate Plant has opened in Bakersfield, CA. The site features a processing capacity of 1,000 tn/hr of sand and gravel.
“The new facility is Granite’s 77th materials facility,” Brad Estes, vice president of construction materials for Granite, said in a company release. “We’re excited to open another top-notch facility supporting Granite’s vertically integrated business in the Bakersfield market.”
Granite’s 700-acre site in Bakersfield was opened to replace an older Granite facility near Arvin, CA. The new processing plant features automated plant controls to optimize its plant feed rate and crusher production. A new wash plant for concrete aggregates was also completed at the site, utilizing an engineered three-stage water management system to reduce the plant’s use of fresh water.
Work on the Bakersfield plant commenced in September 2019. The company started production of aggregates there last December and it intends to startup asphalt production in the second quarter of this year.
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